After two successful outings in Theri and Mersal, Vijay and director Atlee have joined hands for the third time for a project currently dubbed as Thalapathy 63. The film, being produced by AGS Entertainment, was officially launched last November in Chennai.
The film had a soft launch in the presence of Vijay, Atlee and the makers of the film and the regular shooting commenced from January 2019. Tipped to be a sports drama featuring Vijay in the role of a football coach, the team is currently filming crucial football portion in EVP Studios in a specially erected football stadium set worth around Rs. 6 crore.
According to a source from the filmâ€™s unit, a massive football set has been built on a budget of Rs. 6 crore. Apparently, the makers had originally planned to shoot in a real football stadium however, it was turning out to be a very expensive affair.
Hence, the makers decided to build a set where they will shoot for over 50 days over the course of the next two months. The latest industry grapevine is that he plays a character called Michael, but neither the makers nor Atlee has confirmed the news.
Apparently, Vijay was recently trained by a special physical trainer to prepare for his role, and sixteen women will star as sports players in the film, which also has Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff, Kathir, Yogi Babu and Vivek in crucial roles.
The film has music by AR Rahman and he had in a recent interview confirmed that the film will be based on sports. Itâ€™s worth mentioning that AGS Entertainment had said in a statement that the film will be a pucca mass entertainer and will deal with a genre that will be first-of-its-kind for Vijay.
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